Israeli Comedy Nevsu Being Adapted for ZDF in Germany


Endemol Shine Israel’s scripted comedy series Nevsu is getting a local treatment in Germany for ZDF.

Neuesuper is working on the German version, which will be known locally as I Don’t Work Here. The German adaptation will be directed by Arman Riahi and written by Romina Ecker and Malina Nnendi Nwabuonwor.

The family comedy format sees three generations from two worlds come together to form one family. It centers on Dawit and Laura, a young multi-racial couple, and their daughter. The pair are battling living with her parents and facing huge scrutiny from her mother-in-law.

Amir Ganor, CEO of Endemol Shine Israel, commented: “The Israeli audience was charmed by this comedy series as not only is it funny, but Nevsu also cleverly highlights the importance of building bridges, appreciating our differences and family. There is a universality to the story, and we’re excited to see the show adapted for a new audience in Germany.”

Jasmin Maeda, managing director for ZDFneo, said: “We’re excited to announce I Don’t Work Here, a Neuesuper series production, adapting the Israeli show Nevsu by Endemol Shine Israel. The series will tackle important themes with wit and charm. Viewers will be taken into the lives of Laura and Dawit, where family warmth is emphasized and prejudices are challenged with a playful approach.”

Florian Kamhuber, executive producer for Neuesuper, added: “The funniest conflicts usually arise from the most banal everyday situations. The writers of Nevsu have taken this art to the extreme. That’s why we’re honored to have been able to lovingly adapt the format with its entertaining storylines and quirky characters for the German-speaking market.”